Michigan Secretary of State Candidates – 2018

The filing deadline for secretary of state candidates (SOS) is April 24, 2018. The primary election is August 7, 2018, while the general election will be November 6, 2018.

Candidates for secretary of state will be selected at political party conventions that will be held after the August primary election in 2018.

The last day voters can register for August primary is July 9, 2018. The last day voters can register for the November general election is October 9, 2018.

Click here to see a complete list of State of Michigan's election dates and filing requirements for federal and state elective offices.

The following SOS candidates are listed in alphabetical order by their name.


Democratic Candidates

Jocelyn Benson, Detroit, CEO, author, attorney and former law school dean


Republican Candidates

Stan Grot, Shelby Township, Clerk,

Joseph Guzman, Okemos, assistant professor, Michigan State University

Mary Treder Lang, Ypsilanti, certified public accountant, Eastern Michigan University Board of Regents


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